Keeping a clean home is a daunting task, but there is nothing quite like the feeling after the job is done. As the week progresses, the mental checklist of tasks that need to be completed gets longer and longer; but, it seems once that day comes around, you have no idea where to start. Not to mention, once you do get started on vacuuming the rugs, you end up distracted by the dusty baseboards, and nothing ends up getting done. It must be your lucky day! Here is a solid guide to a monthly cleaning schedule.
Week 1 and 2
During the first week of the month, tackle your vacuuming and mopping. You may be surprised by the amount of dust and dirt that collect under furniture. If you are among the other 85 million families that have pets, then your vacuum is likely your bestfriend. Week two is an excellent time to scrub your kitchen and bathroom(s), including your stove, oven, tubs/showers and sinks. It’s always helpful to wipe down bathroom/kitchen surfaces and lightly vacuum weekly to avoid a disaster come deep clean day.
Week 3 and 4
Start week 3 with dusting your baseboards and move on to the furniture, blinds, window seals and ceiling fans. Using industrial cotton rags for these chores will be sure to get the job done well. Use week four to spot clean high traffic areas and to do some organization around the house- this will get you ready to start the process over next month.
Save yourself a lot of time by alternating your cleaning tasks monthly; that way, you aren’t overwhelmed by a huge to-do list. The best way to keep your house from looking like a tornado came through is to take care of messes as they happen. The more proactive you are around the house, them further you are away from a complete disaster, and the happier you will be with the outcome!